Since its launch in May 2016, the Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education course has attracted more than 7,100 participants, the vast majority from outside the United States
A University of Michigan Medical School-developed online course focused on helping faculty in teaching hospitals become better instructors is quickly spreading around the world.
Since its on-demand launch in May 2016, the Instructional Methods in Health Profession’s Education course has attracted more than 7,100 participants, the vast majority — nearly two thirds — from outside the United States. It’s an impact that creator Caren Stalburg, an associate professor of learning health sciences and obstetrics and gynecology, couldn’t have imagined when she first envisioned the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) several years ago.
“It’s mind-blowing and really humbling to see the impact, because this was a passion project for sure,” said Stalburg, M.D., M.A. “My producer and I spent a lot of our Sunday evenings in the basement of the North Ingalls Building recording these things, and I’m grateful people are taking advantage of it.”
Users from more than 170 countries have engaged in the course, logging in from India, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, and elsewhere.